a year before the removal of the College, the Trustees of Wake Forest
College obtained from Reynolda, Inc. a tract of land, the Faculty
Drive property, which they designated for sale to faculty and administration
members as sites for homes (see historical notes).
in 1955 the College developed Aaron Lane which provided access to
Belle Vista Court, a private development. Lots on Belle Vista Court
were sold to faculty and administration members (see historical notes).
the Royall Drive property was added to the south of the Faculty Drive
Development, and in 1984 Wake Forest University obtained the Paschal
Drive property, on which it developed blocks of condominiums (see
of these four properties have formed a Wake Forest University Property
Owners Association to consider matters of mutual concern. Although
many of the homes in these developments are occupied still by the
original owners, in some cases the original owners have died or moved
away. This is particularly true of Faculty Drive, the original development.
(A provision in the deeds gives Wake Forest University first opportunity
to buy at any time if one of the properties is offered for sale).
of these changes over time, many of the details of the early days
of the development are becoming hazy. Fearing that the early history
would be lost soon, the Property Owners Association decided to prepare
a history of these developments. The committee charged with the preparation
of this history solicited information from present owners and, as
far as possible, from previous owners about dates of ownership, names
of architects, builders, and the occupations of the owners (to determine
relationship to WFU). In cases where owners were no longer living,
or had moved, dates of ownership were obtained from records in the
Office of the Reister of Deeds. Hazy memories and the inability to
locate some of the owners who have moved have produced some gaps in
the record. This only indcates how important it is to make the study
at this time. The committee hopes that this document will be brought
up to date on a regular basis in the years to come.